Crutchlow fractures tibia in cycling slip

Cal Crutchlow set a course record as he grabbed pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix. (AFP pic)

LONDON: LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow says he will try and compete in Sunday’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring despite fracturing a tibia after he slipped while out cycling on a cobbled road.

The 33-year-old Briton, who once severed a tendon on a finger while cutting Parmesan cheese, is 10th in the championship after eight races.

“I’m heading into the weekend with a bit of an injury to my right leg as yesterday when I was out training on my bicycle, I slipped whilst I was off the bike checking something and hit my knee,” he explained on Facebook.

“There’s a small damage to one of the ligaments, which we think is the ACL, and we’ve had to have some fluid removed as it was swollen.

“We’ll have to see how I feel tomorrow on the bike, but hopefully I can bend the knee enough to be able to be competitive this weekend.”